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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

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Did You Know

  • Prickly pear are the fruit of a cactus plant. They are small fruits covered in spines which are carefully removed once harvested.

  • Prickly pear are also known as, Cactus figs , tuna, sabra, nopal, nōchtli, Cactus pear.

  • The colour of the fruit varies naturally, from deep purple to orange to green. There are subtle differences in the flavour.

  • It is said to have originated in Mexico and the northern countries of South America. In these regions, it has been a diet staple for thousands of years. It was later found to be used in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent as well.


Health Benefits

  • Prickly pear contains magnesium, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins C and B, beta-carotene, iron, calcium, potassium, and many other nutrients. 

  • The amount of vitamin C present in one cup of Prickly pear constitutes 35% of our daily value intake, whereas magnesium constitutes 32% of the DV. It is also rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are the healthy forms of fats that possess anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Prickly pear provides 41 calories per 100 gram portion, and are composed of 88% water, 10% carbohydrates and negligible fat and protein.

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